About Our Performers


Cynthia Miller Freivogel
Orchestra Leader, violin soloist

Cynthia Miller Freivogel is the leader and concertmaster of the Baroque Chamber Orchestra of Colorado and Combattimento (the Netherlands) where she is also co-artistic director. She has enjoyed collaborating both with visual artists and dancers, working to create new experiences around early music for audiences. She performed with Zonzo Compagnie (Belgium) in the multimedia production 3ach for young audiences and their families, developed stories around the solo violin partitas and sonatas of Bach with Broken Box Mime Theater and led the Baroque Chamber Orchestra newly choreographed works of by Garrett Ammon and Sarah Tallman of Wonderbound, blending contemporary ballet with early music. As a solo artist, she is known on YouTube as the Vivaldi “Winter” soloist with Voices of Music. She is a frequent guest leader and concertmaster for groups all over the world, including Handel and Haydn Society (Boston), Concerto Köln, Concerto d'Amsterdam, Trupe Barocca (Brazil), ARTEK chamber orchestra, Joshua Rifkin's Bach Ensemble at the Stockholm and Antwerp Early Music Festivals, as well as in the Hague with Collegium Musicum den Haag and Voices of Music. Ms. Freivogel received a BA in musicology at Yale University and an MM in violin performance at the San Francisco Conservatory. She studied principally with Camilla Wicks and Marylou Speaker Churchill, and is a dedicated and certified Suzuki teacher.

Ingrid Matthews

Ingrid Matthews is one of the premier baroque violinists of her generation. She won the Bodky International Early Music Competition in 1989, and served as Music Director of Seattle Baroque Orchestra from 1994-2013. She has performed extensively around the world as soloist, guest director and chamber musician with many of today's leading early music ensembles, and has won high critical acclaim for a discography ranging from the earliest Italian violin music through the Sonatas and Partitas of J.S. Bach. Matthews also plays jazz and swing styles, and is active as a visual artist.

Stephen Gamboa Diaz
Artist-in-Residence, Harpsichord/Organ

A specialist in early keyboards, StephenGamboa-Diaz is a recipient of the Artist Diploma from the Yale School of Music. He is Organist and Choir Director at St. Ann’s Episcopal Church in Old Lyme, CT and is Instructor of Music Theory at the Music Conservatory of Westchester. Increasingly in demand as a soloist and chamber musician, he has recently performed with the Elm City Consort, the American Baroque Orchestra, Yale’s Schola Cantorum, Heartbeat Opera and Cantata Profana, for the Phoenix Early Music Society, and as a featured artist in Concora’s Clavierfest benefit in Hartford. He was a laureate of the 2012 Westfield International Harpsicord Competition, and his harpsicord duo Zweikampf were finalists in Early Music America’s inaugural Baroque Performance Competition. Stephen completed his undergraduate studies at UC Berkeley under Davitt Moroney and Charlene Brendler, and his graduate work under Arthur Haas at SUNY Stony Brook.